Particle Experiments + Project

Just another fun day playing with Trapcode Particular!  I basically linked the particle emitter to a Null Object with a wiggle expression then start playing with the turbulence and auxilary particle creation.  Then I added some lens textures from Optical Flares and various images in Photoshop.  Admittedly it’s been a while since I’ve jumped into Particular with spare time to play around with all the settings since Element 3D usually keeps me pretty busy these days. Fun to break away from making software and just try to be a little creative.

If you want to play around with the project and see my settings you can download below. Just beware the render times can be slow with millions of particles being emitted.

Download Project CS5
Sample Video

POSTED:
2 years ago
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84 Comments

1 year ago
Hey Andrew You Are Number one
Nitin kedia
2 years ago
Hey Andrew love your work.
please make a tutorial on this blue fire particles pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee
2 years ago
Beauty as usual Andrew but for the life of me I can't figure out how to move the emitters. Always harder to decompose someone else's work. This is a great starting point and inspiration tho. Thanks for continuing to support the community.
Deepesh
2 years ago
Andrew Plzz upload the project for CS4..Plzzz
Mistafuji
2 years ago
Amazing work! I was wondering how you did the transitions in between each cut? It seems like an analogue VHS damage type of thing. I'm looking for things like this. Any help would be appreciated.
2 years ago
Looks great Andrew!! Going to try it today!! Thanks for sharing the project
Mink
2 years ago
omg Andrew, pleeeeeaseee make a tutorial on glitch effects like the transitions you used in this video!!! or someone please respond how to do it :)
2 years ago
Wicked stuff! The camera still feels a bit too detached from the subject though. I'm really looking forward to that video you posted a while ago in which the camera really felt like it was part of the action, following the movements and all.

Keep up the awe-some work !!
2 years ago
Hey. Combined Element 3D and particular, looks better than the rest of the video. - https://vimeo.com/temnikoff/storm

Thank you Andrew for such an awesome plugin!
Thye
2 years ago
For the ones who have downloaded the project file and also have acces to other Trapcode plug-ins;

Pre-compose the whole thing and duplicate it.
To the top layer, add trapcode starglow and play with it a bit.
Change the scale of the bottom layer to a higher size and then add a blur.

Looks amazing in my opinion :)
Alejandro
2 years ago
Thank You Andrew! You Really Rock!
Jeremy D
2 years ago
Wow, those results look phenomenal! It'd be great to see a tutorial if you get the time. Thanks as always, Andrew!
Alex
2 years ago
Guys, how would i control in which direction the particle streak goes?
freeman
2 years ago
I love cg very much.
Florian
2 years ago
is it possible to combine particular and Element? I was just trying to move those particles around a skyscraper but couldn't get it to work properly. Tried Z depth but didn't work neither.
Bahrul
2 years ago
i really like your blog..
it has many inspirations..
thank you so much. i don't know how to thanks yo you andrew :)
2 years ago
awesome results http://youtu.be/Xxe8butH6qU
Raghav91
2 years ago
You're a true artist, Andrew!
Aakarsh
2 years ago
Hey Andrew,

The project files always sound very cool to me but unfortunately, I don't have CS5, only CS4. Kindly use this script :

http://aescripts.com/pt_opensesame/

and save the project in backwards compatibility and reupload...

It would be really very much helpfull...

Regards...
Aakarsh
Jens
2 years ago
Looks amazing! Could anyone please open it in CS5 and save it CS4 compatible? That would be great.
vfxarun
2 years ago
Thanks Andrew Kramer
thunderossa
2 years ago
Practicing for the next NEXT Star Trek in case they include The Nexxus in the storyline? Looks awesome! Thanks so much!
si
2 years ago
Andrew, I know the chances of this happening are going to very low since you need to make things that majority of people need but do you think one day you will be able to give us a post apocalyptic city pack or something? you know like crysis 3 with trees growing out the buildings at other stuff. would element 3d be able to handle so many polygons?
e.g: https://vimeo.com/38591304
    2 years ago
    Hey, Andrews already showed this is possible a few months back when he broke down his intro for the tv show Revolution I think it was? He was using element on it before element was officially released, but you can see how he grows the grass and dirt and everything over the buildings and animates it on using the animation engine I would imagine... Check back through some older blog posts for insight!
Mathis
2 years ago
Just... Amazing... As always!
2 years ago
I was wondering if you guys have a dedicated page on your website that will include videos of how professionals used your amazing plug-ins (optical flares, element 3d or action essentials) with breakdowns... It will initiate most of people to use the plug-ins and to learn a lot
    Neima
    2 years ago
    Yeah, that's true! Some Tv Ads that made with optical flares and particular
Grkn
2 years ago
Andrew maybe you can make a tutorial about this glitchy effects. (like this video and revolution intro)
Semihsmg
2 years ago
Ofcourse you are making Person of Interest's animations...
Kevin
2 years ago
Did you use twitch for the bad tv signal effect?
vipin
2 years ago
Andrew........Andrew..........Andrew........Andrew..........Andrew........Andrew..........Andrew........Andrew..........Andrew........Andrew..........Andrew........Andrew..........Andrew........Andrew..........Andrew........Andrew..........tutorial please :-)
    Dipo
    2 years ago
    hahahahaahah
Jess
2 years ago
That's the best I've seen all day........!
Love all the particle simulations, please make a tutorial.
How did you create the digital distortion on the logo and between the clips?
Did you use twitch on the digital distortion? Hope you can make two tutorials out of this. One with the digital distortion and one with particle.

Continue the good work!
Christiaan
2 years ago
New rumour:
Maybe there is a new plugin comming? Some twitch like plugin with more digital glitches like used in this demo...
Will be proud I've discovered when it turns out I am right! ;-)
Ragnar
2 years ago
Damn Andrew. You just keep on impressing us mortals. Respect.
samwelito
2 years ago
Lovely Andy. Lovely.
Again you didn't answer my question that I posted last week as to how we can easily and conveniently buy your products from VCP apart from credit cards which are not common here in Tanzania(East Africa)
Cheers Andy.
Sven Van Lathem
2 years ago
is that a new Twitch? How do you do the transformation between the shots?
2 years ago
my name is ayoub i from morocco i love videocopilot but i don't have new pc

i have old pc . i want to give me Type pc you have and thank ^^
Goldorachox
2 years ago
Thank's A.K.
My comment is too short.
Matin
2 years ago
Great job my friend, Always great.
You never mess up you know that? :D
2 years ago
wow,very nice
thanku
2 years ago
Electrifying! Love it! Thank you so much for all you're doing, very much appreciated!
Boom Room
2 years ago
A Little music video I made using Trapcode Particular on Adobe After effets. I hope you'll enjoy it grin :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaF5VuophEU
    Thank you for sharing this. Been wanting to do something like this for a long time. Now, I'm a bit inspired. =)
2 years ago
Bro Can U Plz Upload It In Cs3 plz Aur Snd It To Mah Email;))
Igor
2 years ago
Love it!
Where do you get the sounds? There're awesome!
IMRAN KHAN
2 years ago
Cool Looking! Thank you for sharing your Creativity.
Paul
2 years ago
Good,hei,I want to ask you why don't you use mocha to track in many tutorials.Mocha will certainly do a better job than ae's own tracking system.
    Kwartjuh
    2 years ago
    Actually, if he wants to motion track a scene to composite a 3d object into that scene he often uses mocha.
    But simply tracking a scene for adding a simple 2d object (flat plane) usually does not require mocha.
2 years ago
i like your artistic vision!
2 years ago
Hey! I love playing with element 3D and the metropolitan pack! I used it to place a skyscraper in my hometown. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KLkwJmOADo
    2 years ago
    Looking good man. I would go and focus some more on the lighting to get it to blend in and have similar shadows as the other buildings. Also maybe look into using the depth of field options on the camera your using, the top of that building shouldn't be as in focus as the bottom part closest to you. Other than that looks great!
2 years ago
Cheers Andrew, this looks really cool.
I have got to use this for something! Anything! :)
smicksus
2 years ago
Heey I love playing with element 3D and the metropolitan pack! I used it to place a skyscraper in my hometown www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KLkwJmOADo
Torsten
2 years ago
Come on, Andrew, admit it. You tried this to have a reference to give to your programmers so they can include this as a future part of Element 3D. Particles directly emitted in Element ;-)
Abhinav Bansal
2 years ago
Hey Andrew can you post a tutorial for this plz.......
Federico
2 years ago
That's great! By the way we are pretty sure about your creativeness!!! Don't be afraid of that! :)
JEN
2 years ago
CS4 do? Because I did not over CS5! Whether provided!
Grant
2 years ago
Andrew got a question here. Did you use Twitch on those twitching transitions? It' Doesn't look like it's Twitch.
Ola
2 years ago
Guys u can download the project and see exactly what he did!
shorey
2 years ago
very cool andrew thanks a lots of)
2 years ago
Wow! looks cool in a weird science way ;-) Is it possible to link a null's position to a ObJ Sequence? So the null follows an 3d object's movement. For example a bouncing ball in Element 3D?????
    2 years ago
    You most certainly could! In element you have control over the xy position and another for the z position of the emitter... so all you need to do is link all three of these, pick whip them to the x,y, and z values of your null and your set!
2 years ago
really amazing sir i m waiting for tutorial....
yair
2 years ago
andrew could create a tutorial realflow: about a tsunami in the city
and how to edit in affter effecs for a realistic effect you know how to do that
I think you can
2 years ago
I know you have included Particular and Particle World in past tutorials. Could you do a tutorial on just particular?
    2 years ago
    There are some really excellent tutorials on Particular by Harry Frank. You can purchase a series of lessons taught by Frank at Class On Demand (http://www.classondemand.com/). Frank goes into all aspects of Particular, including new features.
    2 years ago
    Harry Frank does have some great ones, as well as all the guys over there at red giant. Google Red Giant TV for some great uses of particular in production and scenes like these Andrew created
2 years ago
Looking very nice with the lens dirt from Optical Flares. Did you play around with the physics time factor in that orange flaming one? Just learned of that option from one of RG's recent videos but haven't gotten around to using it yet. Mad I wasn't able to get up to AENY to hear you speak, def gotta do it again sometime soon man!
Tom
2 years ago
You're going to make me go buy Particular now...:-)
2 years ago
Some of it kinda looks like Trapcode Form, which I do not have. Cool to see with Particular!
Josh
2 years ago
Awesome! Would love to see a tutorial.
    richard
    2 years ago
    yes it would be great, if you make a short tutorial of it
2 years ago
Now throw in a little of that World Positioning from 1.6 and add a 3D object. G'head. I'll wait. :-)
2 years ago
Woow, thankyou... I love partiular! Sweet...
2 years ago
Thank's Andrew..! The project is awesome...!!!

Greetings from the El Salvador...!
andrew
2 years ago
dammm ur team are monsters... thnkssss
    Dipo
    2 years ago
    ...indeed.
Jesse Tanner
2 years ago
Right on thanks dude. I would love to see some Color editing projects
Ricardo Porto
2 years ago
Dude, for real! I' will tatoo "Andrew Kramer" in my arm! You are freaking awesome!

Sorry my english! Hugs from Brazil!
2 years ago
Thanks :) . Look forward to designing some motion pieces myself soon and this will help.
2 years ago
looks great!thanks Andrew!
Conor Craig
2 years ago
I wonder how one might achieve a similar sort of look with Krakatoa
    2 years ago
    Well,
    "Basically",
    Inside 3ds max, I'd use FumeFX with an object source linked to a small sphere, set the turbulence around 3/4 and move the sphere all around the place.

    Then create a PF source and link it to FumeFX (there are tutorials out there on how to do that..it's quite easy) and render with Krakatoa :)

    If you don't wanna use FumeFX you can set up a particle system inside 3dsmax to work like Particular & its auxiliary system ..it's a bit of work though..
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